If you’re living in Georgia, then you know a thing or two about the summer heat. At Cochran Complete, we know you rely heavily on your AC to do its job and keep you cool and comfortable in your home.
Did you know there are simple things to do to get the most out of your home’s Air Conditioning System?
Continue reading below for a few AC tips from the pros at Cochran Complete Services:
1. Keep Doors and Windows Closed
If your windows are even slightly open, small leaks can happen, letting the cool air out and the hot air inside. With the hot air seeping inside, the internal temperature of your home will increase. Leaving doors wide open during the hottest part of the day will also cause your temps inside to rise, fast! There isn’t an Air Conditioner in the world that can keep up with open doors in the middle of a Georgia heat wave. Our best suggestion is to keep your doors and windows firmly closed during the summer days.
2.Seal Windows and Doors
Even the smallest gaps around your windows and doors can cause your home’s temperature to rise inside. These small gaps around your windows and doors can actually cause harm to your AC System, making it work harder than it needs to and run longer. Cur down on unnecessary stress to your Air Conditioner by sealing windows and replacing weather stripping around the doors. This will help to extend the life of your Cooling System.
3.Clean Your Air Vents
Each month, we suggest you inspect and vacuum your air vents to make sure there isn’t a build up of hair and dust. If you have an inside pet, this is especially important to make sure pet hair isn’t clogging your vents. Simply vacuum around them and make sure your vents aren’t blocked by furniture or rugs. Check in each room to see if your vents are all open so the air can freely move throughout and keep the temperatures from rising inside. It doesn’t take long for pet hair and dust to impact your AC system and its ability to effectively keep your home cool.
4.Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
Even with your AC properly maintained and serviced, twice a year, your HVAC system typically has a lifespan of ten years. If your system is constantly in need of repairs or breaking down often, it may be time to consider upgrading your system. If you’ve spent a lot of money on annual repairs, you will recoup the cost of a new system by investing in a new, energy-efficient HVAC system. Upgrading your Air conditioner will also add value to your home.
5.Use the Correct Sized Air Conditioning Unit
All air conditioners are designed to properly cool a specific amount of space in your home. It is always best to have a professional HVAC contractor evaluate your home and the heating and cooling system to make sure your AC is rated for your sized space. If your system isn’t strong enough for your size home, it will have to work harder to keep your space cool and wear out quickly. An incorrectly sized unit for your home will eventually lead to costly repairs and your unit to burn out.
6.Give Your System a Break
Give your AC time to rest occasionally by turning your system off when you’ll be out of town or off at night when the air is cooler. Also, you can raise the thermostat up a few degrees, a few times a week, and ensure that your system doesn’t run all day, every day.
Besides the above tips, we recommend regular maintenance twice a year. Regular HVAC checkups are key in keeping your HVAC working efficiently and effectively. We also suggest regularly changing your air filter each month or hire a maintenance team like our Maintenance crew at Cochran Complete to handle it all for you.
We offer an affordable Maintenance program, where our professional team will take care of all of the upkeep for your HVAC system. Read more about our Comfort Club Membership Maintenance Plans here.
With Georgia summer temperatures averaging in the high 90’s and above, your air conditioner is a vital amenity in your home. When the air goes out in your home or business, we know it can be a huge ordeal to deal with. The residents of Dallas, Acworth, Marietta, and surrounding counties can all count on Cochran Complete for all of their Air Conditioning and HVAC needs. We’re a locally owned, family operated business and we value quality products and quality workmanship. We’re here to serve our community and help to keep them cool and comfortable all summer long. Call the team at Cochran Complete and let us help you with all of your Cooling needs: AC Repairs, AC Maintenance, AC Service and AC Replacements!
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